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Derrick Judkins calls himself the real-life Spider-Man. As a clinical research assistant at the University of Chicago during the day and a street dancer by night, he has to balance two lives while he moves through the world.

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The Chicago Park District Board of Commissioners voted unanimously during its Oct. 13 board meeting to authorize the Park District to enter into a contract with the landscape architecture, urban design and architecture firm Site Design Group for a redesign of the east end of the Midway Plaisance.

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The expected mortality rate of the 44 heart transplant patients that the University of Chicago Medical Center operated on over the past year was 7.4. The rate was 6.6 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. At Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, 5.8. At Cleveland Clinic, 7.3.

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Patricia Morse is a historian and Hyde Parker. She’ll combine the two avocations in her new series for the Herald, looking into the past of everyday objects around the neighborhood. If you see something new or familiar you’d like Patricia to explore, send her a message at hydeparkquestions@g…

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After a deep and lengthy re-evaluation of its mission (and while weathering the second global pandemic in its 112-year history), the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club has come full circle. A survey of constituents, including children and youth served by the club, brought one message back — kids ne…

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The Chicago Police Department's 2nd District is asking the public to attend its virtual Community Conversation, held again virtually this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, to gather community input about crime enforcement and ways to engage the community.

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"This is the swan song, we're done," said South Side Pie Challenge co-founder and organizing force Julie Vassilatos as she cleaned up after the 10th iteration of the event Saturday afternoon.

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Jackson Park Hospital, 7531 S. Stony Island Ave., is offering free 3D mammograms in October to nearby residents, as part of an effort to increase screening rates, cancer detection and survival rates among Black people. 

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Four months after pride month and two years after the last in-person festival, South Side Pride returned to the DuSable Museum courtyard on Saturday with an array of amusements, stands and, despite the rain, exuberance.